The latest build of AVChat 3, made available for download today, packs some awesome new features:

  • Tool tips on most buttons in the UI.
  • Better UI (you can now re size your cam and the users list, other cams are now floating on top of the text chat area,cam borders are drawn correctly, slightly skinnier interface with default padding set to 6px).
  • YouTube videos now play (again) in the actual YouTube player.
  • Added option in the UI to show join/leave messages in the text chat.
  • Lots of small updates for the text chat (proper html encoding for html characters, better detection/highlight mechanism for links, in some cases text chat would go over YouTube videos/pictures previews).
  • Some small changes to the upload mechanism in php to go around some wierd web server security settings we’ve met : “http” not allowed in GET variables, not even HTML encoded !!!
  • Added a new video/audio quality profile for 768kbits/s streams .
  • Ghost users should now be detected and disconnected in max 17 seconds on all 3 media servers.
  • Changed the way the fps, free time, nr of viewers shows up in the cam areas.
  • Clicking the [Add IT] buttn in the YT submit button now adds the video directly.
  • Spaces in usernames are not replaced by _ anymore.
  • New option in avc_settings.xxx to disable YouTube previews.
  • Added memory usage display (off by default, you can turn it on from avc_settings.xxx)

and bug fixes:

  • The info  about who is someone watching visible in admin.swf was not exact all the time.
  • When cliking ACCEPT/DENY for someone’s request to your private stream some wierd text would fill up the text chat input box (bug introduced in build 609).
  • Window padding value in style.css now actually works.
  • Sorted out some sorting issues for the users list.
  • When a  YT movie preview was shown in the chat the whole movie was downloaded even tough you weren’t watching it.
  • private streams were not working on Wowza 2 (they were on Wowza 1.7)!

and some updates to security too:

  • Added the possibility to add an ip range for the ips from where admin.swf is allowed to connect.
  • Admins now see the ip of each user in the text chat, you can double click the ip to select it.
  • The allow localhost connections option is now available for all 3 media servers: Wowza, FMIS, Red5.
  • The Rooms List in admin.swf  now shows the ip of the creator of the room.
  • Admin can now enter closed rooms.

How to get the new AVChat 3 release

You can obtain the latest AVChat 3 build by downloading the software again ( using the download link from the delivery/trial email) and:

  • doing a clean install
    or
  • overwrite all the old files including the FMIS/Red5 server side files and the translation files

14 thoughts on “New awesome March AVChat 3 build (671)

  1. Mike says:

    Fantastic news! Was the bug with the private cams not working on Wowza fixed too?

    1. Octavian says:

      Yes it was fixed! That bug was specific to Wowza 2!

  2. Mike says:

    It’s up and working great – thanks guys!

  3. Tischi says:

    some of my user’s get kickt out from avchat (ghost User), since the update
    red5 server

  4. Patrik L says:

    Hi

    I have some issues as well some user’s get disconneted for being ghosts.
    They can come in start the cam, and get kicked directly.

    1. Octavian says:

      >I have some issues as well some user’s get disconneted for being ghosts.
      They can come in start the cam, and get kicked directly.

      Please contact support at support@avchat.net about it!

  5. Chris says:

    I strongly, strongly, dislike this new “feature” that the webcams start up in the middle of the chat, rather than being organized at the top like before. Could this not be an option?

    Also, using an image (say, use an image that is 132×132) does not resize on the avatar list or on the little display at the top like it did before you changed it so that the aspect ratio stayed the same.

    1. Octavian says:

      >Also, using an image (say, use an image that is 132×132) does not resize on the avatar list or on the little display at the top like it did before you changed it so that the aspect ratio stayed the same.

      Please send a screenshot to support@avchat.net !

  6. Tischi says:

    same problem here, users kicks as ghost user.

  7. Octavian says:

    >same problem here, users kicks as ghost user.

    Please contact support at support@avchat.net about it!

  8. Lance says:

    >I strongly, strongly, dislike this new “feature” that the webcams start up in the middle of the chat, rather than being organized at the top like before. Could this not be an option?

    I’ll second that. Once you get two or three cams floating around there, the room tabs are covered and a good portion of the text area too. Would love to see some type of option to put them back. I filled out the support form yesterday morning about that very topic but have not heard back yet.

  9. jake riley says:

    >I strongly, strongly, dislike this new “feature” that the webcams start up in the middle of the chat, rather than being organized at the top like before. Could this not be an option?

    >I’ll second that.

    I strongly oppose. There is always the option to resize the entire textarea and you can drag the cams to the freed space. The automatic resizing was buggy and caused a lot of problems up to the point where the textarea completely disappeared.

  10. Nelson says:

    How do I set the admin IPs? I’d like to turn it off. I currently cannot login as an admin because it won’t allow it.

  11. Octavian says:

    Edit

    settings.asc on FMIS
    avchat3.properties on Red5 and Wowza

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